The Moths of Suffolk
1500 Platyptilia calodactyla, (Denis & Schiffermüller, 1775)

National Status : RDB2

Local Status : Resident (SMP Status 4)

Distribution and abundance : Scarce

Habitats : Grassy clearings within woodland

Flight Period : Single-brooded; June to August

Larval foodplants : Golden Rod (Solidago virgaurea)

Records : Aldringham (J Fenn per J Langmaid, 7.vii.1989), Elveden (H Beaumont, 4.vii.2006)

Wingspan details : Wingspan 18-25mm

Identification

Confusion species
    AdultPlatyptilia gonodactyla

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Life history chart
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